Yam thief jailed 6 months in Abuja

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By Veronica Dariya

Bwari – A Dutse Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja on Friday sentenced a 20-year-old man, Aliyu Musa, six months for stealing yams valued at N100,000.

The Judge, Mr Suleiman Mohammed, jailed Musa of no fixed address, after he pleaded guilty the one-count charge of theft.

He, however, gave him an option of N25,000 fine.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Mr Tunde Arowolo, had told the court the matter was reported at the Bwari Police Station by one Auta Musa of Kuchiko village in Niger, on Dec. 17, 2019.

According Arowolo, Musa, on the said date, stole the complainant’s yams valued at N100,000.

The prosecutor said during Police investigation, 10 tubers of the yams were recovered the defendant.

He said the offence contravened Section 287 of the Penal Code.